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Getting Up in Someone’s Business: Researching Business-Owner Ancestors

Presenter: Jane Neff Rollins, MSPH

Whether your urban ancestor owned a store, or your farmer ancestor made furniture or whiskey as a side hustle, these enterprises generated genealogically-relevant documents. Learn to follow clues that your ancestor owned a business, identify products produced, previously-unknown family members, or death dates from agricultural schedules, labor union publications, lawsuits, or probate filings.

Research Methodologies & Strategies

Recording available until October 10, 2021.